Yet again, this is another Korea-exclusive phone – Samsung Galaxy Quantum 2 with a new QRNG security chipset, following as the official successor to last year’s Samsung Galaxy A Quantum.
Samsung co-partnered with SK Telecom in South Korea to launch the Galaxy Quantum 2 (SM-A826S) and it is expected to ship as the Galaxy A82 globally. However, you can pre-order the Galaxy Quantum 2 now on SK Telecom.
Galaxy A Quantum was the world’s first 5G smartphone with a quantum random number generation (QRNG) chipset. Even the Galaxy Quantum 2 major feature is its quantum random number generator (QRNG) chip, at 2.5mm squared, it is currently the smallest in the world.
The company said “The quantum random number generation chipset helps to use security-critical services such as authentication, finance, and messengers more safely by generating unpredictable and unpatterned pure random numbers,”
Which actually detailed the function of the QRNG chip, it can easily generate random codes by capturing noise from an LED and a CMOS sensor, and this is especially used with banking apps and services.
In order to make it happen, Samsung is partnering with Shinhan Bank, Standard Chartered Bank Korea, and T World to support the Galaxy Quantum2’s QRNG chip. Well, aside from the chip, the Galaxy Quantum 2 is just a premium device.
On the front is a 6.7-inch Quad Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED 2X display, with 1440 pixels screen resolution, up to 1300 nits brightness, and supports a 120Hz refresh rate. The design is quite familiar with IP67 water resistance.
The device is quite thick at 8.1mm and weighs 176g, which is slightly heavy. It supports an in-display fingerprint sensor scanner and comes in three colors – White, Gray, and Light Violet options.
The camera cutout holds a 10-megapixels selfie snapper and the back includes a primary f/1.8 64-megapixels rear camera with LED Flash, and OIS support, f/2.2 12-megapixels 120° Ultra Wide sensor, and 5-megapixels depth sensor.
Galaxy Quantum 2 chipset, battery, and pricing
Powering the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus, it is a 7nm Mobile Platform with Kryo 485 CPU clocking at 2.96GHz processor count, and comes with 675MHz Adreno 640 GPU.
It is available in 6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB (UFS 3.0) storage, which is totally expandable up to 1TB via microSD and runs Android 11 OS with One UI 3.1 on top out of the box.
Galaxy Quantum 2 packs a 4,500mAh battery with 25W charging support, and still arrives with a 15W charger in the box. Connectivity features include 5G, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 2.4/5GHz, VHT80, Bluetooth 5, GPS with GLONASS, and NFC support.
The Samsung Galaxy Quantum 2 costs 699,600 won ($622 USD) and as already mentioned above, it is already available for order in Korea from SK Telecom, from today till 19th of April, and will be available from 23rd April.